Join wildlife artist Ann Hunt MBE for an interesting talk on her time volunteering at the Lilayi Elephant Orphange near Lusaka, Zambia.
After retiring as a vet, Ann took up painting as a hobby and accidentally started selling, soon realising this was a good way to raise money for conservation projects. Spending three weeks as a volunteer at the elephant orphanage last summer helped her focus on a very deserving project and soon got to work on some sketches inspired by her time there. Upon returning home, Ann developed a small range of merchandise with her sketches on to help raise money for the orphanage and was delighted to be invited back there for three weeks this June as 'artist in residence'.
After the talk, Ann will be selling a small selection of mementos to suit all pockets, from prints to fridge magnets, keyrings, cards and coasters. 20% of all sales go to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.
The talk will take place in the Education Centre at Batsford. Tickets cost £2 per person and can be booked at the arboretum admissions desk, or by calling Batsford on 01386 701441.